They hoped for the trip of a lifetime. Now they are hours from death. Mark and Melanie Bridges are lost in the world’s most hostile forest. Their guides are dead. They have no shelter, no water, no hope.
Then, as the shadows lengthen, they stumble on the wreck of a crashed helicopter. The pilot and passenger are bones, their doomed mission to this remote and dangerous land, uncertain. But the skeletons have left behind both good and bad: vital supplies to keep the pair alive. And a mystery that threatens to kill them.
Soon nowhere is safe. Not even the civilisation they left behind. And as the clues unfold, so begin the lies, the blackmail, the kidnapping and murder.
Because Mark and Melanie’s secret is far bigger than they ever imagined. Bigger too than the jungle that hides it, and the ruthless killers who pursue it.
It is a secret that commands the power of life and death. A secret that will change the world forever.
– Publishers Blurb
I’m not normally a big reader of adventure-thrillers, but when the author contacted in regards an interview and offered to send me a copy to read at my leisure. I thought, ‘why not? I’ve enjoyed them before’.
So a few weeks ago, the book arrived, and we conducted the interview by email (which I posted yesterday). During which time I picked up and started reading, and it pretty much ticks all the genre conventions boxes: strapping hero, beautiful love interest, exotic locations that any fan of the genre could hope for, but with a few nice twists to keep things fresh as well.
Patrick Woodrow, does has a wonderful way with description, transporting you straight to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, right along side our heroes and the research he carried out going to PNG, certainly shines though.
The plot clicks along at a fair old rate, and keeps the pages turning. However, for me, I never felt that I couldn’t put in down for a bit and come back to it later. Come back to it I did though, and that was definitely because I wanted to know what happened next, and not just because I felt compelled to.
I could certainly recommend it to fans of the genre, and anybody up for a fun fast paced read.